What Can You Do With A Major In Health
Administration? 

 
The Health Administration degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level
administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health
organizations, insurance companies, public agencies, and many other types of
health care organizations. It also serves to help enhance careers of students
already working in the health services industry.  The primary goal of the health
administration undergraduate program is to provide students with the entry skills
needed by health administrators and management professionals. Students
interested in long term care management may select course work and an
internship that will allow them to qualify to take the Florida Nursing
Home Administrator's licensing examination. An opportunity to pursue
other special interests is provided with selection of 9-12 hours of elective course
work.

 

Career Paths 

 
  • Health Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Hospital Administrator
 

 

Some Related Career Titles 

 
(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related
print resources in the Career Services Library.

Entry Level Jobs 

 

Director of Medical Records

Healthcare Management

Administration Associate

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Hospital Controller

Hospital Credit Manger

Unit Manager

Director of Planning and Development

Clinical Manager

Health Care Administrator

Health System Specialist

 

 

 

  General Career Directions
  • Hospital Controller
  • Hospital Credit Manager
  • Director of Medical Records
  • The Business Office Manager
  • Unit Manager
  • Director of Planning & Development
  • Senior Center Director
  • Government Employee for Health Care Agency
  • Consultant to Health Care Facilities
  • Long Term Care/Nursing Home Administrator
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Managed Care
  • Director of Volunteer Services
  • Hospital Risk Manager
 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings 

 
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Corporations
  • Universities
  • Public and Home Health Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
 

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Beginning Salary Range

 

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $39,000-From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

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Skills Needed For This Career

 
  

motivation

communication

delegation 

counseling

strategic planning

personnel management

staff coaching

time and stress management

teamwork

conflict management

interviewing

budgeting

resource management

 

 

 

Links To Professional Associations  

 
Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
American Hospital Association
American Public Health Association 
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society  
 

 

Job Search Information 

 

Local Organizations or Databases
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/index.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs/
http://www.shands.org/

National Organizations or Databases
http://astho.org/
http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm?section_id=
http://www.epa.gov/epahrist/
http://www.jobspublichealth.com/
http://naccho.org/careers/
http://www.publichealthjobs.net/
http://www.usphs.gov/  

 

 

Graduate Schools  

 

Local Programs - Master of Public Health or Master of Health Administration
University of North Florida
Barry University
Florida A&M
Florida International University
Florida State University
Nova Southeastern University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida

Other resources for graduate program research

http://www.gradschools.com/
http://www.petersons.com/
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

 

 

Link To UNF Program  

 

The  Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor  Health Administration  

 

 

Holland Codes

Health Administration- Enterprising; Social; Conventional (ESC) 

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